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Daughter-of-a-Witch

I was inspired to write this blog after reading an article* about a woman choosing to hand out a letter this Halloween to children she feels are overweight. The letter she is handing out is for parents to read concerning the health of their child. In one hand she’ll have this letter to selectively give […]

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Work-Family Balance with Olympian Jessica Zelinka on whereparentstalk.com

Link to video on whereparentstalk.com

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10 health tips from one of Canada’s fittest women

By James S. Fell,  Chatelaine Magazine – If you’re looking for workout inspiration, look no further than Canadian Olympian Jessica Zelinka. In the last two Olympic Games, Zelinka, who has a chiseled physique that puts many a Greek statue to shame, achieved three top-10 finishes in heptathlon (seven track and field events over two days) and hurdles. […]

Seven things to know about Jessica Zelinka ahead of the London Olympics

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Seven things to know about Jessica Zelinka ahead of the London Olympics

Sean Fitz-Gerald Jul 27, 2012 – 9:30 AM ET | Last Updated: Jul 27, 2012 8:47 AM ET National Post Jessica Zelinka is tough, popular and one of Canada’s best hopes for a medal in track and field — in the heptathlon, not the hurdles Jessica Zelinka knew she had an allergy, and she knew […]

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Zelinka strengthened by family bond

Randy Sportak, Calgary Sun — Here’s a tricky question: Is track and field standout Jessica Zelinka better because of the birth of her three-year-old daughter, Anika? The Calgarian who finished fifth in the heptathlon at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing fully intended to be in the game this year. But the 30-year-old has […]

Calgary track athlete Jessica Zelinka set to make history at London Summer Games

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Calgary track athlete Jessica Zelinka set to make history at London Summer Games

Heptathlete/hurdler aiming for the podium in London By Vicki Hall, Calgary Herald July 26, 2012 Every morning, Anika Zelinka-Miller wakes up and asks if today is the day for the airplane ride. Five more sleeps, and the three-year-old will jet from Calgary to London with her dad and Miliou the plush sheep to join her […]

Being a mom has made Jessica Zelinka a better athlete

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Being a mom has made Jessica Zelinka a better athlete

LORI EWING CALGARY — THE CANADIAN PRESS Last updated Friday, Jul. 20 2012, 4:16 PM EDT — Les Gramantik likes to joke about how he took up drinking the day Jessica Zelinka called him to say she was pregnant. “I practically fell off the chair,” chuckles Gramantik, who can laugh about it now. Zelinka was […]

OK Mommy, you can do it!

So, here I find myself across the globe half a million miles away from my 2-year old daughter, Anika- again. The last time I was away for this long and this far away was for the Commonwealth Games in India last fall. I really can’t tell at this stage what kind of impact it has […]

AC’s Interview: on my return back to training

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AC’s Interview: on my return back to training

1. As you’re now back into training full-time, what has been the hardest part of getting back into it? The hardest thing has been trying to get into a rhythm. My training sessions have been shorter, and my volume has been pretty low. As a multi-eventer, I’m not use to this at all. My coach […]